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Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in Ha & OIII, 


            Douglas J Struble
Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in Ha & OIII
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Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in Ha & OIII

Technical card

Dates:Sept. 4, 2019Sept. 19, 2019

Astrodon OIII 3nm: 311x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25'': 317x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 20.9 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 12.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.19%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3251599

RA center: 22h 17' 17"

DEC center: +55° 42' 18"

Pixel scale: 2.318 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 139.990 degrees

Field radius: 1.293 degrees

Resolution: 2508x3136

Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard


Sharpless 2-132 is a very faint emission type nebula on the Cepheus/Lacerta border. It lies at a degree southeast of Epsilon Cep, and has a size of about 40 arc minutes.

It is estimated to be about 10,000 to 12,000 light years away... but this is no more than an estimate. It's a well studied region as well, with lots going on as you can see in the image.

It can be glimpsed visually, but that takes a rich-field refractor and very dark skies.



Douglas J Struble
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  • Final
    Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in Ha & OIII, 


            Douglas J Struble


Description: Added a bit more contrast and balanced some of the blue out of the background. I was originally trying not to push the contrast too hard cause I wanted to not damage the fainter nebulosity. I like this much better, though.

Sky plot

Sky plot


Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in Ha & OIII, 


            Douglas J Struble

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